Acts of Kindness - #MotivationMonday

Good Morning and Happy Motivation Monday!  

In today's crazy busy world it's easier to keep your eye on the prize and focus on the ever growing to do list in front of you, but, what would happen if we all took just a few minutes every day to think about the other people around us? To focus on what we could do to improve their day?

 

No Act Of Kindness No Matter How Small is Ever Wasted

 

What if we lived in a world where these acts of kindness were the norm and not the exception to the rule? 

 

This month I am focusing on what I can do for others on a daily basis. 

Let's face it, I would love to make huge donations to charity, to volunteer 20+ hours a week to helping others, to find a safe place for people without a home to go to, and so much more but like you I am one person with responsibilities to my family, my employer, my business and limited means. That, however, doesn't mean I can't make a difference.

 

I am committing to doing my part by doing at least 5 random act's of kindness every day!

 

Not sure where to start? Here are a few Random Act's of Kindness ideas to get you started...

  • Smile at a Stranger
  • Hold the door for someone
  • Give a compliment
  • Buy someone a cup of coffee
  • Send a thank you note
  • Send someone a text message to encourage them
  • Make a funny face (when you see a friend looking a little down)
  • Share a cute picture or quote with someone you know
  • Call just to say hello
  • Give a random high five (especially effective with kids)
  • Give a hug
  • Share a sweet treat

What will you do today to make someone smile?

Motivation Monday - Unexpected kindness with yourself and others

Unexpected Kindness - Bob Kerrey  

It's that time of year, tomorrow is the big day - Back to School!

 

Throughout the summer I have been working to make some BIG changes not only in my business but in my life and my habits. For so long I have put my focus on my business, taking care of my family and friends, and helping others in any possible way. I am still passionate about wanting to do this, and more BUT by putting myself last on my priority finally caught up to this past year.

 

Suddenly I found myself struggling to care for my family, support for my Kindergarten students, or run my business to the fullest.

 

Over months of work - reading, learning, trying new things - I discovered that while I have always tried to be kind to everyone, there was one person that I never truly extended that kindness and grace to. Myself!

 

By being kind to myself and giving grace, I can be more of the person I want to be and create change in my life.

I have also realized the power that kindness has. I choose to share a smile with another whenever I can. I choose to believe that everyone around me is doing the best they can in life. I choose to believe in the good in others (and myself).

 

This year I am focused on...

- keeping my priorities straight

- valuing my own time (and others time too)

- investing in the couples I have the pleasure of meeting and working with (and their marriages)

- focusing on serving my clients and growing my art

- continuing to learn and grow as a business owner, an artist, and a person

- keeping balance between my work, my passion and my home life

- giving back to the community that has supported me (locally, my industry, and you - my amazing online community)

 

How will you use kindness to create change? Tell me about it below!

 

 

 

Yours Enthusiastically,

Rebecca Signature